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« on: June 25, 2020, 17:19 »
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Curious - is shutterstock now just 'punishing' contributors with $0.30 VIDEO downloads?

No idea how they could get it down that low, unless they are keeping the majority of the commission...

Obviously seems everyone is making a difference for them to decide to make it a super low comission...


« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 17:36 »
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I haven't seen any $.30 video downloads yet, but a ton of $1.00 earnings yesterday and today.  The higher priced commissions were coming in pretty regularly up until a few days ago, and it's like they turned off that faucet and turned on the $1.00 and less faucet.

I had been reserving judgment on the 'new normal' at Shutterstock, thinking my video earnings might be holding up fine in the new scheme. I was trying to give them the benefit of the doubt. No longer. Unless things turn around, you can count me in the camp removing their SS ports. I know I'm one of their top earners -- they've called me multiple times in the past to bounce ideas around, and in doing so said they were contacting their top 100 or so contributors by revenue.  I'm no Africastudio, but I think they'll take notice if I leave.

csm

« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2020, 18:01 »
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I haven't seen any $.30 video downloads yet, but a ton of $1.00 earnings yesterday and today.  The higher priced commissions were coming in pretty regularly up until a few days ago, and it's like they turned off that faucet and turned on the $1.00 and less faucet.

I had been reserving judgment on the 'new normal' at Shutterstock, thinking my video earnings might be holding up fine in the new scheme. I was trying to give them the benefit of the doubt. No longer. Unless things turn around, you can count me in the camp removing their SS ports. I know I'm one of their top earners -- they've called me multiple times in the past to bounce ideas around, and in doing so said they were contacting their top 100 or so contributors by revenue.  I'm no Africastudio, but I think they'll take notice if I leave.

I was giving them the benefit of the doubt with regards to video. Deleted stills 2 weeks ago.

7 video sales today of $0:43 each which is rather worrying.
Stock sales are low, but at least they vary all over the place and get high ones too, but here, what on earth could they be used for for 43cents a piece?

Shelma1

« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2020, 18:09 »
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I haven't seen any $.30 video downloads yet, but a ton of $1.00 earnings yesterday and today.  The higher priced commissions were coming in pretty regularly up until a few days ago, and it's like they turned off that faucet and turned on the $1.00 and less faucet.

I had been reserving judgment on the 'new normal' at Shutterstock, thinking my video earnings might be holding up fine in the new scheme. I was trying to give them the benefit of the doubt. No longer. Unless things turn around, you can count me in the camp removing their SS ports. I know I'm one of their top earners -- they've called me multiple times in the past to bounce ideas around, and in doing so said they were contacting their top 100 or so contributors by revenue.  I'm no Africastudio, but I think they'll take notice if I leave.

Really? Youre not making tons more money, as Jon Oringer tweeted...when was that...just yesterday?

Sorry...it was three whole days ago. And I quote:

You can focus on the first 100 downloads (ie: the 10 cents per dl) for the year - or you could do what a lot of successful contributors are doing - and making a lot more at the top levels then they ever have before.

« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 18:17 »
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Yep, 5dl overnight for $2.67 all together ... that's it!  >:(

Update: already 15dl and counting - for $6.09! All pretty old stuff I have never sold before ... I agree, something fishy is going there.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2020, 21:35 by roboz »

« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2020, 19:28 »
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I had 20 files just sold for $0.84 if this continues at this rate I will be GONE with video as well!!!

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2020, 19:46 »
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Yay, 9 video sales in one day!  :) A total of $2.06!  :(

« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2020, 19:46 »
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Awful.  Deactivation may truly be the best business decision.  I wonder how Blackbox will react?

csm

« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2020, 19:48 »
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8 video sales, total - $3:44 !! :(

« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2020, 19:51 »
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I wonder how Blackbox will react?

Blackbox should seriously consider removing their portfolio from SS and no longer submitting new material.

« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2020, 19:51 »
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Everything was normal until today $16.76 - $122.30 sales . June 25 - 3 sales $0.43, 2 - $0.84.  >:(

Shelma1

« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2020, 20:06 »
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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2020, 20:17 »
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Curious - is shutterstock now just 'punishing' contributors with $0.30 VIDEO downloads?

No idea how they could get it down that low, unless they are keeping the majority of the commission...

Obviously seems everyone is making a difference for them to decide to make it a super low comission...

Did you realize about last 1 june payment rate changes??

« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2020, 21:29 »
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Today, I had 7 video sales at .84 cents each!! Pulled my 5k images few weeks ago, I think video boycott is next.  NO way .84 cents per clip is sustainable for any contributor!! #boycottshutterstock #shutterstockboycott

« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2020, 00:31 »
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Someone in the Stock Coalition Facebook group thought these super-low video royalties were from this new partnership with Projector

https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/projector-shutterstock-integration

I asked how one could know where the royalties originated - like the Facebook integration for images, it was always a guess when you saw a 38 royalty in the SOD column.

« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2020, 02:07 »
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I dont know what it takes for you guys to wake up and take a stand. Its as if you are desperately trying to hang on until the very end. Deep down you know its game over there.
The longer we wait the less we will succeed supporting other agencies and recuperating those lost earnings. It will take time anyway no matter what because other agencies have yet to up it another notch. Jump ship (Titanic) while it still makes sense!

I see people like Mr. Jensen posting on SS forum that everything is fine but the guy only submits to Shutterstock so he will support that agency no matter what. Without Shutterstock he does not exist in this market. And Im sure by now theyve made him president of the SS fanclub with the added benefits, maybe even without his knowledge.

We know this business is not transparent so lots goes on behind the scenes. Africa Studio deactivating/reactivating is probably a good example of that.

The way I see it is that maybe 3% is hardly having any effect by the recent change while 97% is having a drastic effect and not in a good way.

So let them try to survive on that 3%!

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2020, 02:12 »
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Curious - is shutterstock now just 'punishing' contributors with $0.30 VIDEO downloads?

No idea how they could get it down that low, unless they are keeping the majority of the commission...

Obviously seems everyone is making a difference for them to decide to make it a super low comission...

Did you realize about last 1 june payment rate changes??

Not really related to the June the 1st changes. Even without the changes, the headline would still be "lots of $0.60 VIDEO downloads?? from shutterstock?" or something along those lines.


« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2020, 02:53 »
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Someone in the Stock Coalition Facebook group thought these super-low video royalties were from this new partnership with Projector

https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/projector-shutterstock-integration

I asked how one could know where the royalties originated - like the Facebook integration for images, it was always a guess when you saw a 38 royalty in the SOD column.

I think there is the same kind of partnership between iStock and online editors like Animaker, Wibbitz or Playbuzz.
SS is following in the footsteps of Getty.

« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2020, 02:53 »
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Yup, had a couple of friends asking me about the 0.38 $ vid downloads too. How nice of shutterstock to help us in convincing people to boycott shutterstock. Guess we now know the next set of tweets/PR statements/messages to buyers we need to highlight

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« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2020, 02:57 »
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I dont know what it takes for you guys to wake up and take a stand. Its as if you are desperately trying to hang on until the very end. Deep down you know its game over there.
The longer we wait the less we will succeed supporting other agencies and recuperating those lost earnings. It will take time anyway no matter what because other agencies have yet to up it another notch. Jump ship (Titanic) while it still makes sense!


+1000

« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2020, 16:33 »
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ok, these low amount downloads seem to be pay-per-view clips used on their new platform https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/projector-shutterstock-integration

Kate from Shutterstock answered a few hours ago that "Customers who purchased these licenses can only use the clips on that platform. They can't save or download them, or re-use them" https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/100567-043-cents-video-yes-you-are-reading-it-right/page/3/

« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2020, 17:08 »
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Seriously, whatwereyouexpecting.mov?

m

« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2020, 18:10 »
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Is blackbox still on shutterstock? If they are and you are contributor. Do you have anyway to get your video out of shutterstock?
How much is your royalty on .34?
« Last Edit: June 26, 2020, 18:12 by m »

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2020, 21:22 »
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Is blackbox still on shutterstock? If they are and you are contributor. Do you have anyway to get your video out of shutterstock?
How much is your royalty on .34?

Still on there and no plans to leave SS as far as I can tell. Unlikley they'd let everyone remove their footage from just SS but you never know. They'll be at 40%.


 

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